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Lecture: Mobilizing ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ to Secure Our Freedoms
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenter: Professor Basil Smikle, Jr., Ph.D., Director of the Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy at Hunter College & Member of the FDR Library Board of Trustees
The lecture will present the historical context of the Four Freedoms Speech, the formulation of Roosevelt’s vision, and its impact on the post-war world and its relevance today.
About the Presenter
With over 15 years in higher education and 25 years of a career dedicated to public service, Basil Smikle, Jr., regularly shares insights on electoral politics, governance, and public policy on national media outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics and Education and an MPA from Columbia University and received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.